Birth Control


Human Health and Disease


April 8th, 2004


In this time period there are a lot of girls getting pregnant. The bad thing is that they are students in either high school or in college. Some of the students are either too young, immature or they just don’t want to have a child already. They never thought of that while they were having sex though, it just felt too good for them to make sure they had the right kind of protection to stop the pregnancy from occurring. If some of the students/girls used some of the birth controls I am going to talk about then they could be living the live they wanted to live.


A male condom is one of the most popular types of condom. It is small, and easy to carry around. The male condom is a thin, skin-tight sheath made of latex, plastic or animal tissue placed on an erect penis to trap sperm. It stops sperm form entering the woman’s body. The male condoms come with or without a lubricant. Lubricants can be spermicidal, which is used for killing sperm or just for lubrication. Although the male condoms are of good tool, condoms are supposed to be used once. The statistics on male condoms is that they are 80-85% effective at stopping pregnancy if they are used properly. The male condom is 98% effective if used with a spermicidal cream, jelly or foam.


He female condom is a polyurethane pouch covered in lubricant that the woman puts in the vagina before intercourse. One end covers the cervix and the other end covers the labia, which is the external genitals. The female condom stops sperm form entering the woman’s body. The female condom is 80% effective at stopping pregnancy.


The good thing about the female condom is that it protects against STDs and it has no side effects. It also increases the pleasure for some women. Men would prefer the female condom to the male condom.


Birth control pills are of high demands because its just a pill you take on a schedule and there don’t’ have to be any condoms involved. The birth control pill is a combination of low does hormones taken in the form of a pill everyday. It stops the ovaries from releasing an egg every month. The pill also stops fertilized egg from implanting in the uterus.


Birth control pills are 98-99% effective at stopping pregnancy if it is taken everyday and properly. Some of the females experience lighter, more regular periods and less cramping during their periods while on birth control pills. The pill also protects against some reproductive cancers and pelvic inflammatory disease.


The diaphragm is a soft-shaped rubber cup. The woman fills it with spermicide and puts it inside her vaginal before intercourse. It covers the cervix and stops sperm from getting inside. The diaphragm is 82-94% effective at preventing pregnancy, depending on how well it is used. There are no major health concerns associated with a diaphragm. It can be inserted ahead of time so sex play is not interrupted.


For a woman, the diaphragm can be messy or hard to insert and remove for some women. Some women may be allergic to the latex or the spemicide and some may develop bladder infections. It does not protect again STDs.


A cervical cap I s a small flexible cup that fits over the cervix. The woman puts it insider her vagina before intercourse. It covers the cervix and stops sperm from getting inside of her. The cervical cap is 82% effective at preventing pregnancy, depending on how well it is used. There are no major health concerns associated with a cervical cap. It can be inserted ahead of time so sex play is not interrupted. The cervical cap does not protect against STDs.


These birth controls are very helpful in many ways as long as they are done properly or taken on a regular bases. People have to realize that during this time of era there are a lot of mistakes happening during sex. Such as pregnancy and STDs. If a person is not having sex with his or her husband or wife then they should be practicing safe sex at all times. It is vital to their health and